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: good morning, megan. this used to be the best hot spot here. take a look behind me here. we are talking about the towson commons and later today, we will know who it belongs to after it goes on the auction block. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 1:00 p.m. at the county courthouse steps. now most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot in towson and county believes that best use for this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> he has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans are going to be. we will be in conversation with the winner no matter who they are. >> reporter: that auction kicks off at 1:00 today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> today, a name changing ceremony will take place for the lyric opera house. it will be called the patricia and arthur performing arts center at the lieric. the
camera. that led to big problems. here's a guy facing 15 years. abc2 news linda so tells us the whole story. >> reporter: it started as a traffic stop. when the 24-year-old motorcyclist was pulled over for speeding by a state trooper in an unmarked car. anthony grapier first thought he was being robbed and started to videotape them as they gave him a ticket. he then posted the video on youtube. that prompted state police to charge grapier with three felony wiretapping counts. a circuit court judge dropped the cases essentially dismissing the case. grapier says the ruling means recording police on the job is not a crime in maryland. >> seemingly minor traffic encounter has turned into something that raises very important questions about what it means to live in a democracy. >> the state's attorney has the option to appeal. meanwhile, a spokesman for the state police says if the trooper encounters a video camera in the future they will allow the recording to continue. in the studio, linda so, abc2 news. >>> building inspectors are trying to determine what caused a building to collapse i
the weekend on erdman avenue in east baltimore. there's a map of the area. sherrie johnson joins us in the studio with more on the police investigation. >> reporter: good morning. witnesses saw the body flip several times before hitting the ground. 25-year-old gerard grant leaves behind two young daughters. police say there's significant damage to the driver's side of the black mercedes. officers say it was not road rage. neighbors tried to perform cpr but grant later died at the hospital. >> i just want to say to whoever the person is that did this, i just need to you come forward. a dad is gone, a close friend of mine is gone. and he will be missed dearly. >> reporter: police say the black mercedes has significant damage on the driver's side and the mirror is missing. anyone with information is asked to call the accident investigation unit at 410-396-2609. in the studio, sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >>> we have another motorcyclist dead after a crash in glen burnie. this happened at the intersection of solley and nabs creek roads before midnight saturday. according to authorities a
that destroyed a dozen row homes earlier in the week. abc 2 news linda so tells us how it's drawing attention to the dangers that lurk all over the city. >> reporter: vacant homes, there are a lot of them in the city. after what happened earlier this week in west baltimore with the fires, people believe it could happen in their block as well. they are calling on the city to do more to keep them safe. there have already been several fires in vacant homes there. years ago when eleanor was using drugs, she lived with several people in an abandoned home. drug use, lighting candles for heat and light all pose a serious risk for fire. >> when the buildings get on fire, it do travel and spread onto the old houses because they're real old, you know? i think about it every day. >> reporter: housing officials say they look for ways to rehabilitate the properties but when the safety threat outweighs the benefit, they often demolish them. linda so. >>> today, the mayor and governor will begin demolishing the so-called highway to nowhere. remember in the 1970s, it was built as a plan to connect interstat
of all this rain. linda sow is live for us this morning as we're preparing. good morning, linda. >> well let me set the seen for you, we're expecting heavy rain and strong winds all day. that's likely going to bring down trees. some of the trees will bring down power lines. that's where the outages will happen. bge crews are on stand by today. they're expecting thousands of power outages throughout the area. all the rain has people in annapolis getting ready, already putting out sand bags by the downtown dock. >> it actually may be a pain in the butt, but if it saves your carpet or stone, whatever you have in your place, it's worth it. >> reporter: bge won't be able to fix the downed power lines until after the storm passes. they're asking you to be patient. if you want to let them know you're without power call 877-778-2222. we're live in towson, linda sow, abc2 news. >>> an annapolis dam is determined unsafe and now many are hoping it can handle the significant rain we're expected to get. state inspectors sent the state a letter stating that water works park off the 450 could result in
. winds near calm, thanks to clear skies allowing us to really lower things. you'll head towards the metro area, in the beltway, it's a little milder, 62 degrees now. the gwynn oak school at calvin rodwell elementary school, 6 2, contrasted with the 50s outside of the beltway. there's a spread on the thermometer, a spread of high clouds trying to move in as well. we should see a fair amount of sunshine though may not be that deep blue to the sky. we'll range from partly cloudy to mostly sunny with 50s widespread this morning. official sunrise at 6:47. so still an hour and a half to go. after that, yeah, take the shades with you. you may need them. mostly sunny skies with a few clouds mixed in. this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high, 80. >>> let's check the roads with kim, you should not be driving 80 but you may want to. >> thank you. especially at this early hour, it's tempting to do that. northbound through the fort mchenry tunnel, that emergency roadwork has been picked up out of the right tube, everything is reopened and traffic moving very well. drive times, you won't encounter del
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